Business School To Offer
Accelerated Day MBA in Atlanta

March 26, 2009

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

Program Contact:
Stetson School of Business and Economics Admissions Office
(678) 547-6417 or
atlbusadm@mercer.edu

ATLANTA — Mercer University is offering a new twist to its Master of Business Administration degree: day classes. Mercer’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics has long offered its Flexible MBA in the evenings on the University’s Atlanta campus; now it will offer an accelerated MBA program during the day. This accelerated program will afford qualified individuals the opportunity to earn an MBA from an internationally accredited business school in just one year.

The MBA is a professional degree for qualified students interested in the management of human, material and financial resources in business, government and nonprofit organizations. The day program is tailored to meet the needs of individuals re-tooling their careers or returning to the work place, including retired military personnel, international students, traditional graduates desiring to stay on a day schedule and shift workers in such fields as health care or public safety.

The Stetson School of Business and Economics holds the highest level of accreditation available for business schools from AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 25 percent of business schools in the world have earned this accreditation. The School was named one of the “Top 296 Business Schools” and also ranked No. 3 in the nation by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Women.”

About the Accelerated MBA Program:
For students who need foundation courses in business, the program will begin with evening courses in May. Then, in July, the entire cohort will begin with two new 1.5 credit classes, Business Communication and Team Dynamics, which are offered in a four-week session, with two classes per week per class, either in morning or afternoon blocks.

All students continue, cohort-style, with two eight-week fall sessions and two eight-week spring sessions. Students will take three classes per session on four-day schedules – no classes will meet on Fridays. As with the summer session, students may choose morning or afternoon blocks to accommodate their individual and family needs. The program will conclude in May.

Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree with an acceptable level of scholarship from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The degree may be in any discipline. Applicants are also required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test. The admission decision is based upon assessment of the applicant’s ability for successful graduate study. This assessment will be based upon aptitude, measured by the GMAT, previous academic record and, in some instances, successful managerial experience.

For more information on this program, visit business.mercer.edu or contact the Stetson School of Business and Economics Admissions Office at (678) 547-6417 or atlbusadm@mercer.edu.

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer:
Established in 1984, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics offers bachelor’s, MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and Master of Accountancy degrees. The School holds accreditation from the prestigious AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered the hallmark of excellence among the nation’s top business schools and placing it among the top 25 percent of all business schools in the world. For 2009, the Princeton Review recognized the School as No. 3 for “Greatest Opportunity for Women” and one of its “Best 296 Business Schools.”

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has approximately 7,700 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.
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